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Breanna Weaver hit a walk-off single in softballs 5-4 extra innings win against Randolph.

Softball’s Season Comes Down to Saturday

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 25, 2024

With two games remaining in the regular season, softball holds the eight seed in the ODAC standings. This Saturday, the team will face off against Shenandoah at home to close out the season in what...

Braden Crossan, freshman, spots up for the three pointer to put his team up ahead 29-24.

Ballers on the Field and on the Court

Darwin Randolph II, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Players from the men's soccer team joined forces to play in the basketball intramurals. On March 26, their game came to a thrilling end led by freshman Goalkeeper Will Frick. The 29-31 point win against...

Gabriel Alavarez, sophomore, sends the ball to the opposing side of the court.

Tennis Closes Spring Season

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

The Panthers have fought hard as the spring 2024 tennis season is coming to an end, striving to close on a good note. Sat. April 13, both teams were off, by road trip, to Virgina Beach to compete against...

Sophomore outfielder Emily Hooper went 2-4 with an rbi in softballs 7-2 win against Averett.

Softball Stays in the Playoff Hunt

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 18, 2024

After a 2-4 record in softball’s last six games, there is only six games left in their regular season to make a final push for the playoffs. The Panthers sit tied for eighth in conference record with...

From left to right, riders Ashly Cutliff, freshman; Abby McGuire, sophomore; and Kolby Snow, sophomore; comprise the equestrian team.

Small Program, Big Dreams

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

The college is home to many different sports teams, and among those teams is a small program, the equestrian team. While the team is small in numbers, currently only having three riders, they still...

Riley Young, freshman, hit the go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning of softballs win over Bridgewater.

Softball 3-7 in ODAC Play

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 11, 2024

In two weeks of conference play, softball is on the outside looking in. After going 1-5 last week, the team sits as the nine seed in the ODAC rankings with 12 games still left to play. “We control...

Tripoom Jala, sophomore, and Kevin Nester, junior, face their opponents in a doubles match.

Tennis Bounces Back

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

As the final two weeks of the spring season draw close, Panthers Tennis took a swing in a winning direction, taking a first overall match win on Sun. April 7. The weekend did not start out on such a...

The map of Conference Carolinas starting in the 2025-26 school year.

College Goes D-II

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 11, 2024

The athletic journey on campus continues to grow as Ferrum will be the sixteenth school to join Conference Carolinas in the 2025-26 school year. The NCAA Division II conference will host 18 sports between...

Russell Golembe, junior, smashes a hit for the Panthers.

Baseball goes 1- 3

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

Ferrum faced Southern Virginia on Aril 2. In the bottom of the first Ferrum raced to the front with a 2-0 lead, with Bryce Thacker, senior and Shawn Baxter, junior, both hitting single RBI's. Following,...

Sophomore Brianna Michaels takes an at-bat against #9 Virginia Wesleyan.

Softball Starts ODAC Play 2-4

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 1, 2024

After a competitive out-of-conference schedule, softball opened up ODAC play last week. The Panthers had three two-game series against Sweet Briar College, #9 Virginia Wesleyan, and #25 Lynchburg University. Ferrum...

Bryce Thacker swings as the pitch comes closer.

Baseball Goes 3-2 March 10-16

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

Panther baseball battled for each point in the ODAC pairing with Randolph Macon on March 10 but dropped the first leg of a double-header contest 8-5. The Panthers started off 3-0 in the first inning,...

Jairo Herbas, freshman, warms up with the ball as he prepares to face his opponents on the court.

Tennis Continues to Tumble

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

As the spring sports season continues, tennis continues to fall at the feat of their opponents. On Sun. March 17, the Panthers faced Johnson and Wales on the home courts. Both women and men lost with...

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